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On Migrations, Derek Bermel's endless invention ruffles your feathers but leaves you breathless in the end / BBC Music Magazine

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Three world-premiere recordings from Grammy nominated composer and clarinetist, Derek Bermel entitled MIGRATIONS was just released on Naxos [Naxos 8.559871].  showcasing The album includes his Migration Series for Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra (2006); the song cycle Mar de Setembro (2011), with texts by Eugénio de Andrade; and the three-movement orchestral A Shout, a Whisper, and a Trace (2009), in performances by the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, saxophonist Ted Nash, clarinetist Bermel, Brazilian jazz vocalist Luciana Souza, and the Albany Symphony under its music director, David Alan Miller.  

BBC: Music Magazine said of the recording; "What a melting pot of musical styles! Bermel's endless invention initially ruffles your feathers but leaves you breathless in the end. Captivating and colourful."